Saturday, October 25, 2008


Quick Update: We have now moved out of ICU to the 8th floor! HALLELUJAH! Here is a pic of Elijah with his Grandma Annie. Please keep in mind we do appreciate the flowers, plants, and gifts but would prefer you donate to The March of Dimes in Elijah's name (Elijah Ezekiel Williams).
Elijah is doing a great job sitting up in his bed trying to come out of his medicine induced stupor. He's taken a fews sips of water and should be on solid foods by Monday or so.
I will continue updating as more info becomes available. Check back often as I try to figure out how to post pictures :op

Break me out of this joint!

Hello Family & Friends.

Our hearts are a little lighter this morning as Elijah has made great progress. The Vent was discontinued yesterday, this morning his nasal cannula was removed and they've just taken out his catheter and NG tube. His lungs are clearing and the swelling around his eyes and cheeks continue to go down.
Elijah continues to let us know that he is not at all too happy about being in the hospital. His Nana was standing next to his bed chatting with him and in less than 5 seconds he was awake and getting on his hands & knees!
Luckily, we are now able to give him his "PaPee" (Pacifier) so all is right in the world once again :)
We will be moving to the 8th floor OUT OF ICU by 1pm today! His surgeon came in today to check on him and other than a slight problem with his heart-rate, he is recovering remarkably well and should be home by Wednesday.
Unfortunately ,the surgeon informed us that an unofficial pathology report determined both tumors were in fact Hepatoblastomas. A final report will be given prior to his discharge home. His case will once again go to "Grand Rounds" as the best possible approach to future treatment will be discussed.

You are all cherished and loved.